The Juliano Journal

Week of April 25-29

Dear Families,

Hello! I hope you have had a good week. We continue to be very busy at school! Our trip to the Nature Center yesterday was awesome. The students were involved in many hands-on activities that not only taught them a lot about water but reinforced many of the concepts that we previously discussed at school. It was so much fun!

The school-wide spring reading program has ended. Today each child in our school had the opportunity to select a new book. They were very excited! I would like to extend a huge thank you to our school reading committee!

The students will be taking their Spring MAP tests next week. The days and times of the tests are listed below:

Monday, May 2 Math 2:00-3:00

Tuesday, May 3 Reading 2:00-3:00

Please take note of these dates and refrain from taking your child out of school at these times if possible. Thank you.

On Wednesday evening, May 4 at 6:30 p.m., the school will host an informational meeting about our multiage classrooms at Woods Creek. An email will be sent to families on May 5 with a link to express a preference via Google forms. Parents will have until May 29 to complete the Google document preference. If you have no preference, there is no need for you to complete the form.

Please remember to put Friday, May 27th on your calendar. That is the date of the Third Grade Economics Fair. Parents are invited to visit our businesses that day from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Juliano

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Language Arts

We have started the final unit in our English/Language Arts curriculum. In this unit, students will be learning about economics. We will also be talking about the power of persuasive writing. We began this unit by reading a chapter in our social studies textbook entitled How Does Our Economy Work? The students participated in an activity where half of the class were sellers and the other half were buyers. This simulated activity was meant to teach the students about the concepts of supply and demand. They loved it!

In writing, the students continue to compose poems that will become part of their personal poetry booklets. This week they wrote acrostic poems.


We culminated our study of unit three with an assessment today. Next week, we will begin unit four. In this unit, we will be focusing on multidigit addition and subtraction. The students will be using place value drawings to represent, add and subtract whole numbers.


We worked on our third investigation in our Ideas and Inventions unit. Perhaps, you heard the words “chromatography” and/or “pigment” at your home this week. The students performed several experiments that demonstrated how colored markers may actually consist of many pigments. The activities were really great! There will be an assessment on this unit next week.


Monday, May 2nd: MAP testing (Math) 2:00-3:00

Tuesday, May 3rd: MAP testing (Reading) 2:00-3:00

Friday, May 6th: School Spirit Day

Thursday, May 12th: Academic Night

Let's Hear From our MVP's!

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Brayden says, "I liked the Nature Center because I learned about lovely water."

Aram says, "I liked the Nature Center because we got to see the water bottle go in the air!"